St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time to feast on traditional Irish foods. If you want to plan a St. Patrick’s Day dinner with your family and friends, take a look below at some helpful tips to help you do just that. Below you will find tips on how to host a frugal St. Patrick’s Day dinner, so you can put on a beautiful feast without breaking the bank. Here is how you can get started!
1. Shop for meat now.
Prices on corned beef tend to fluctuate the closer the holiday is. Start browsing corned beef now so if you find a good price you can buy the cut and freeze it. You can also start talking to your grocery store butcher to see when he advises you grab your cut. He may offer some helpful suggestions.
2. Supplement with potatoes and other frugal veggies.
Potatoes are a traditional Irish food and one of the cheapest on the menu. Create some hearty potato dishes to bulk up your meal for less. Baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, or potatoes chopped and added to your corned beef are all great choices. Carrots and onions are also frugal veggie choices and can be added to the meat dish or roasted on the side.… [read more]